BY DONALD LAMBRO
WASHINGTON – Barack Obama’s mistake-filled, trouble-plagued presidency is slipping into history as Americans begin their search for a successor who can clean up the mess he created.
You’ve probably noticed that Obama isn’t making much if any real news lately. Days go by when he isn’t on the nightly network news or on the front pages of the nation’s newspapers.
It isn’t because he’s being ignored by the news media. It’s because he has nothing new to propose to deal with America’s problems, or, if he does, little chance of being taken seriously by the Republican Congress.
Second presidential terms are historically empty of the kind of major reforms and legislative initiatives that usually take place in the first four years of an administration.
That is, unless the president runs on a meaty, second term agenda — as President Reagan did in 1984 when he campaigned on…
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